Angelina Co. grand jury indicts 2 for perjury in home arson case - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Angelina Co. grand jury indicts 2 people for perjury in home arson trial

Andre Monroe mug shot courtesy of Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Andre Monroe mug shot courtesy of Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

(KTRE) - An Angelina County Grand Jury meeting in Lufkin this week has returned a long list of indictments, including two separate indictments for aggravated perjury.

Twonda Nicole Samuel, 24, has been indicted for aggravated perjury relating to the 2010 arson fire that occurred at the home of Timothy Thompson of Lufkin. 

Prosecutors said Samuel had given police a witness statement saying "they saw Thompson light a pile of clothes on fire in the hallway of his home."  The house was destroyed. 

Prosecutors said at Thompson's arson trial in February of this year, Samuel denied giving police such a statement. 

Andre Monroe, 30, has also been indicted for aggravated perjury relating to that same case.  Prosecutors said Monroe originally gave police a statement saying "they say Thompson light a pile of clothes on fire in the hallway of his home," but denied giving such a statement during his court testimony.

Bond for Monroe and Samuel is set at $5,000 each.

Last month a jury found Thompson guilty of burning down his own house.  He is currently awaiting his sentence which will be determined by a State District Judge.  Thompson faces up to life in prison.

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